Information for Health Care Workers

Continuing Care

Information for Health Care Workers

If you need information to help a patient or client, click on programs and services below or on the upper left-hand corner, for details about options for continuing care, home care, and other supports.

You can also call 1-800-225-7225 to talk to someone about Continuing Care Services. Call between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.

Acts and Legislation

Legislation informs owners, operators and long-term care staff and clients of their obligations and rights by law.

Go to Acts and Legislation page

Policies and Standards

The Department of Health and Wellness, Continuing Care Division supports owners and operators of long-term care facilities by creating policies and monitoring standards in the sector to ensure that there is a consistent quality of care provided to long-term care residents. Owners, operators and staff of long-term care facilities must be in compliance with the following legislation, policies and standards.

Go to Policies and Standards page

Continuing Care Careers

Nova Scotia has undertaken an unprecedented expansion of its Continuing Care sector. There are now remarkable career opportunities across the province for Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) and Licensed Practical and Registered Nurses in both long term and home care settings.

CCA is an individual who assists clients by providing personal care and support services while promoting healthy and independent living in the client's home or in a long-term care facility. Most assistance is given on a one-to-one basis, which helps make this career extremely rewarding for people who enjoy helping others.

Visit Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) Program website to find out more info on how you can start your career as Continuing Care Assistant.